Selected Letters

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674250703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

View: 8481

The famous American poet as a person and a literary figure is seen through sensitive and expressive correspondence that spans her life from childhood to maturity

Emily Dickinson Letters

Author: Emily Dickinson,Emily Fragos

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307597040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 1905

Provides a selection of letters that poet Emily Dickinson sent to her friends and family, in which the legend discusses tending her garden, baking bread, marking the milestones of her loved ones, confessing her joys and sorrows and much more, in an pocket-sized edition that includes a ribbon marker.

Letters of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143171

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

View: 7298

DIVLovingly compiled by a close friend, this first collection of Dickinson's letters originally appeared in 1894, only eight years after the poet's death. Animated by the same spirited sensitivity as her much-admired verse, Dickinson's correspondence vividly depicts characters and incidents from her reclusive life, and her famous wit sparkles from every page. /div

The Emily Dickinson Handbook

Author: Gudrun Grabher,Roland Hagenbüchle,Cristanne Miller

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558494886

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 9342

Written by a distinguished group of contributors from the United States and abroad, the 22 essays in this volume reflect the many facets of the poet's oeuvre, as well as the principal trends in Dickinson studies.

Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson,James Reeves

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435150235

Category: American poetry

Page: 113

View: 1189

This enthralling collection contains more than 400 poems that were published between 1886 (the year of Emily Dickinson's death) and 1900 which express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature.

The Music of Emily Dickinsonês Poems and Letters

A Study of Imagery and Form

Author: Carolyn Lindley Cooley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078641491X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 3244

Music is a vital element in the poems and prose of Emily Dickinson but, despite its importance, the function of music as a literary technique in her work has not yet been fully explored; what information exists is scarce and scattered. The significance of the musical terminology and imagery in Dickinson's poetry and prose are thoroughly explored in this book. It considers the music of Dickinson's life and times and how it influenced her writing, how she combined music and poetry to create her own style, several important nineteenth century reviews for what they reveal about the musical quality of her work, and her use of Protestant hymns as a model for her poetry. It also provides insights into musical interpretations of her poetry as related to the author by some fifty modern-day composers and arrangers, and discusses musical reflections of her poems and letters.

The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson,Martha Dickinson Bianchi

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 9780819602763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 5601

Critical Companion to Emily Dickinson

A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work

Author: Sharon Leiter

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108435

Category: Poets, American

Page: 448

View: 3334

Examines the life and writings of Emily Dickinson, including detailed synopses of her works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.

Reading Emily Dickinson's Letters

Critical Essays

Author: Jane Donahue Eberwein

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558499016

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 293

View: 6767

Emily Dickinson, who regarded a letter as "a joy of Earth," was herself a gifted epistolary artist--cryptic and allusive in style, dazzling in verbal effects, and sensitively attuned to the recipients of her many letters. In this volume, distinguished literary scholars focus intensively on Dickinson's letter-writing and what her letters reveal about her poetics, her personal associations, and her self-awareness as a writer. Although Dickinson's letters have provided invaluable perspective for biographers and lovers of poetry since Mabel Loomis Todd published the first selection in 1894, today's scholarly climate opens potential for fresh insights drawn from new theoretical approaches, informed cultural contextualizations, and rigorous examination of manuscript evidence. Essays in this collection explore ways that Emily Dickinson adapted nineteenth-century epistolary conventions of women's culture, as well as how she directed her writing to particular readers, providing subtly tactful guidance to ways of approaching her poetics. Close examination of her letters reveals the conscious artistry of Dickinson's writing, from her auditory effects to her experiments with form and tone. Her well-known correspondences with Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Susan Dickinson, Helen Hunt Jackson, and Otis Phillips Lord are examined here, but so too are previously neglected family communications with her aunt Kate Sweetser and cousin Eugenia Montague. Contributors find in these various letters evidence of Dickinson's enthusiastic participation in a sort of epistolary book club involving multiple friends, as well as her loving attentiveness to individuals in times of both suffering and joy. These inquiries highlight her thoughts on love, marriage, gender roles, art, and death, while unraveling mysteries ranging from legal discourse to Etruscan smiles. In addition to a foreword by Marietta Messmer, the volume includes essays by Paul Crumbley, Karen Dandurand, Jane Donahue Eberwein, Judith Farr, James Guthrie, Ellen Louise Hart, Eleanor Heginbotham, Cindy MacKenzie, Martha Nell Smith, and Stephanie Tingley.

Emily Dickinson

Singular Poet

Author: Carol Dommermuth-Costa

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822549581

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7400

Examines the life, work, and significance of the visionary poet from Amherst, Massachusetts.

Cartas / Selected Letters

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Lumen Editorial

ISBN: 9788426417329

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 294

View: 5964

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307823784

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

View: 8807

Emily Dickinson lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front rank of American poets. This enthralling collection includes more than four hundred poems that were published between Dickinson's death and 1900. They express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature, and of what Henry James called "the landscape of the soul." And as Billy Collins suggests in his Introduction, "In the age of the workshop, the reading, the poetry conference and festival, Dickinson reminds us of the deeply private nature of literary art."

The Master Letters of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558491557

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

View: 8593

Originally published for the centennial of Emily Dickinson's death in 1886, contains the drafts of three letters to a person Emily addresses as 'Master,' accompanied by an introduction and comments by the noted Dickinson manuscript scholar, R. W. Franklin

Emily Dickinson, Woman of Letters

Poems and Centos From Lines in Emily Dickinson's Letters

Author: Lewis Turco

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791414170

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 164

View: 1896

Buried in Emily Dickinson's letters are many lines that are stunningly beautiful, as beautiful as any to be found in her poems. Lewis Turco has taken some of these lines and written poems from them, on them, and around them. This volume, then, is a collaboration between two writers, one a 19th-century woman whose work became known to most readers only in the 20th century, and the other a post-modernist man of letters--an award-winning poet, critic, and scholar. In addition to the poems collected here, Turco has written an informative introduction and included several essays by feminist critics and other scholars who discuss various aspects of Emily Dickinson's letters. Emily Dickinson, Woman of Letters is therefore at once an addition to the Dickinson canon, a distinguished collection of contemporary poems, an important volume of critical scholarship in American literature, and a fascinating reading experience that will appeal to a wide audience of professionals and non-professionals alike.

Selected Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Poetry

Page: 299

View: 1386

Background information on Emily Dickinson accompanies a chronological selection of her poems

Emily Dickinson

Selected Poems

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312097523

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 8446

Because I could not stop for Death- He kindly stopped for me- The carriage held but just ourselves- And Immortality. Bloomsbury Poetry Classics are selections from the work of some of our greatest poets. The series is aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no critical or explanatory apparatus. This can be found elsewhere. In the series the poems introduce themselves, on an uncluttered page and in a format that is both attractive and convenient. The selections have been made by the distinguished poet, critic, and biographer Ian Hamilton.